With such a wealth of rich interview transcripts, I'm in the early stages of drafting three papers on: Platform Labour Geographies (Economic Geography), Working for an Algorithm: Women in the Gig Economy (Work Employment and Society), and Gendered Digital Work-Lives: Juggling Gig Work and Mothering (Gender Work and Organization). I'm also considering a book-length treatment of this work (Agenda Publishing, Gendered Economy Series).
Fifth Global Conference in Economic Geography Cologne, University of Cologne, 24-28 July 2018.
Work-Life Advantage analyses how employer-provision of family-friendly working arrangements - designed to help workers better reconcile work, home and family - can also enhance firms capacities for learning and innovation, in pursuit of long-term competitive advantage and socially inclusive growth.
* Brings together major debates in labour geography, feminist geography, and regional learning in novel ways, through a focus on the shifting boundaries between work, home, and family
* Addresses a major gap in the scholarly research surrounding the narrow business case for work-life balance by developing a more socially progressive, workerist dual agenda
* Challenges and disrupts masculinist assumptions of the ideal worker and the associated labour market marginalization of workers with significant home and family commitments
* Based on 10 years of research with over 300 IT workers and 150 IT firms in the UK and Ireland, with important insights for professional workers and knowledge-intensive companies around the world